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November 2010 Archives

What Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a Meltdown have in Common

posted by sherrygaba

My higher power once again showed up this weekend in the most miraculous way.  I was having a bit of a meltdown thinking of all the things that I need to take care of in the next week.  I felt […]

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Seeking a Job in Recovery

posted by sherrygaba

I have wanted to post a blog about this subject for a long time and finally the blog came to me this morning.  I could not write anything nearly as concise as this wonderful article by Anonymous One so I […]

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Working on Celebrity Rehab Aligns with my Values

posted by sherrygaba

Now that Celebrity Rehab 4 is going to be airing, I notice I have butterflies in my stomach.  That familiar feeling that are people going to be judging me again for my work on Celebrity Rehab.  No one can judge […]

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The Lost Art of Self-Care

posted by sherrygaba

Sometimes us psychotherapists and healers are so busy helping others learn how to give themselves the self care they need, we forget to give it to ourselves.  There are different names for it, but I think “caregiver burnout” describes it […]

What does Actor Eric Roberts Have to Say About his Former Addiction to Pot

posted by sherrygaba

One of the clients I had the privilege to work with on season 4 of Celebrity Rehab is actor Eric Roberts. Eric has been acting since he was 5, and has a reputation for taking on edgy roles and playing […]

Eva Longoria and Walking Through her Pain

posted by sherrygaba

With the tabloids and news announcing the filing of divorce by Eva Longoria from her husband Tony Parker, I couldn’t help but think of the deep pain she must be going thru.  After finding out that he has been allegedly […]

What does Celebrity Rehab 4 and Love Addiction Have in Common?

posted by sherrygaba

 One of the clients on Celebrity Rehab 4 is Rachel Uchitel, who had a very successful career in the hospitality industry before she ended up on the front page of a lot of newspapers because she had an affair with […]

Shopping Addiction: How do you Know When you Have Reached your Bottom?

posted by sherrygaba

I was helping someone today move out of her apartment and could not believe how much clothes she accumulated.  I wondered if it was because shopping filled an empty void for her as she trudged through a bad relationship.  I […]

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll in 2010

posted by sherrygaba

So why is it baby boomers can’t just  say NO to pot smoking?  Maybe it is because they are part of the me generation.  Perhaps it is because they have the largest disposable income available to them to purchase drugs.  Maybe […]

What’s Your Body Telling You?

posted by sherrygaba

Join me on 2 Moms and a Mic  KKZZ 1400 AM as we discuss Steve Sisgold’s new book, “What is Your Body Telling You.”  Listen live at http://www.1400kkzz.com/onair_page.php?id=24 Your conscious mind may not tell you what you need to know. […]

Fame and Fortune Doesn’t Gaurantee Anything When You are an Addict or Alcoholic?

posted by sherrygaba

I spent my summer filming Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew Pinsky and a host of professionals I respect very much–plus a cast of very courageous people who were willing to expose to the world the pain of their addiction […]

Your True Values

posted by sherrygaba

        One of the things you should be noticing about your sobriety is that your values are changing. Things that used to be important to you–maybe having time to get high, a knack for making up convincing excuses, or buddies […]

Trusting Your Intuition

posted by sherrygaba

I just stumbled upon Judith Orloff’s blog and her book Second Sight.  I am so excited about her message and in fact going to attend her workshop in Westlake Village this Saturday hosted by the Center for Spiritual Living.  This […]

There are no Accidents When it Comes to the Laws of the Universe

posted by sherrygaba

As some of you may already know if you read my blog or facebook, I have going thru a bit of a crises in my life.  Someone I love has relapsed and I am learning that my supporting someone who […]

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Controlling Stress In Addiction Recovery
Stress is a six letter word that is probably one of the most damaging words in the English language when it comes to recovery from an addition. This is true for the "hard" addictions like alcohol and drugs as well as for addictions like shopping, love, internet use and pornography. However, as I dis

posted 3:35:47pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Walking Through Fear: What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love, and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction. Get your free meditation audio MP3 How to Attract Positive Energy 

posted 3:28:09pm Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Why I Created Wake Up Recovery
Four years ago when my book, "The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery" came out I knew there had to be ways to get my message out besides the book so I did speaking engagements, tele-conferences, workshops, television and radio interviews; but something was still miss

posted 3:42:28pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

When One Addiction Replaces Another: The Rob Kardashian Story
While Rob Kardashian is certainly not the household name of his two sisters Kim and Khloe, he is also not an unknown to those that watch the family reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. It wasn’t too long ago that Rob Kardashian was dealing with a very public announcement of an ea

posted 1:13:29pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Signs Of Danger: When Love Turns To Addiction
Love addiction can be equated to the need to be in a relationship regardless of how potentially damaging, abusive or even potentially self-destructive it may be. Often, when people are in a relationship, maintaining the relationship becomes all important, even if the other person no longer wishes to

posted 2:55:49pm Jun. 04, 2014 | read full post »

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